Which stretchy bind off should I choose?

I’m finishing the cuffs on a sweater that has a 1x1 ribbing on it. The pattern suggests Elizabeth Zimmerman’s seen bind off to complete it, but I’ve heard about Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off too. I tried the latter on one cuff and don’t know if I love it.

Does one bind off flare more than the other? I’m really looking for one that will keep its shape (the cuffs go over my hands a bit so do need to stretch), but I don’t want one that’s going to get a funny flare. I’d love to hear your thoughts! TIA! :slight_smile:

I’m not a big fan of Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off either. I found its to messy looking, but I do tend to be a loose knitter. If a regular bond off is too tight I’d try the sewn bind off.

I use Lori’s Twisty Bind Off for all of my ribbed cuffs. It can be worked with a knitting needle or a crochet hook. It does not leave a flared edge like some BO’s do.


Ooh, I hadn’t seen Lori’s stretchy bindoff. That looks like a good one, Lightning57!

From my own experience, I agree with Jan. My favorites tend to me the sewn bind offs when I need good stretch! EZ’s “casting on cast off”, or for k1p1 rib, a tubular bind off is great.

Thanks, everyone, for the comments! I actually ended up trying Lori’s stretchy bind off, and I quite like it! Yea for this forum! :cheering:

Awesome! That one may earn a place in our own bind off section. I can’t wait to try it myself!

I like that one! Thanks Lightning!

You’re welcome Jan.

Glad I could help Jengee. I was thrilled when I came across it and use it for sleeve cuffs and the hemline on top down sweaters. I haven’t used it for toe up socks though. So I can’t state how well it works for those, but I guess it would do well too there unless maybe the person has thick legs and feet.